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Pauldine Family Donates Lifejackets To City

OSWEGO, NY  – At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council accepted a donation from the Pauldine family.

The family donated 70 life jackets to help kick start the city’s lifejacket loaner program in honor of their brother, John, who drowned in the eastern harbor in the city.

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of his death. He was 21 years old at the time,” said Tony Pauldine, spokesman for the group.

The donation includes six four-pack adult vests, 10 adult over-size vests, 16 youth vests, 10 child vests and 10 infant vests.

The total donation is $1,306.08.

Fees were approved for the summer season at the Charles E. Gallagher Swimming Pool.

The pool will be opening for the summer on June 22 at 12:30 p.m.

Public swim will be between 12:30 – 5 p.m. and family swim will be from 5 – 7 p.m.

The fees are as follows:

Youth Day Pass $1 for residents and $1 for non-residents (less than 18 years old)
Adult Day Pass $2 for residents and non-residents
Youth Season Pass $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents
Adult Season Pass $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents
Family Season Pass $55 for residents and $75 for non-residents
Seniors (62 and older) free for residents and non-residents

The learn to swim program is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents (per child, per session).

Swimming lessons will be offered beginning June 25. They are held in four two-week sessions with 10 children in each session.

Birthday parties are available by appointment at the daily rate. For reservations, call 342-4951 or 343-7630.

Group rates are available for private parties based on the number of people and the specific time. For more information, call 342-4951 or 343-7630.

For further information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 342-4951 prior to June 22.

As of June 22, anyone requesting information can call the pool at 343-7630.

The council also approved a request by the Oswego Speedway to host a 95X Concert with seven national acts on Aug. 7.

And, councilors approved selling a parcel of real property to Tony Pauldine.

The city is owner of the parcel at 180 E. Bridge St. by virtue of the county’s tax foreclosure proceeding.

Pauldine offered $601 for the property formerly owned by Betty Earl.